NCPAG to celebrate 64th anniversary

The National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) is celebrating its 64th founding anniversary this June with a series of activities.

The celebration kicked off on June 6, 2016 with the launching of the NCPAG Pillars exhibit at the NCPAG Library. The exhibit, which is aimed to honor and remember the contributions of NCPAG pioneers and luminaries, is featuring former NCPAG Dean Romeo B. Ocampo for its first leg.

Five public lectures are also set to take place.

Dr. Joaquin Gonzales will be delivering a lecture “Corruption and Amerca’s Cities” on June 9. Dr. Gonzales is Chair of the Department of Public Administration, Edward S. Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University in San Francisco, USA.

On June 15, NCPAG’s foundation day, NCPAG faculty members Dr. Rizalino B. Cruz, Dr. Kristoffer Berse, and Dr. Michael Tumanut will be giving their own lectures while Dr. Erwin Alampay is set to give his on June 17.

Also happening on June 15 are the blessing of the newly-renovated NCPAG Case Room, launch of knowledge products, and fellowship lunch and socials with NCPAG partners.

NCPAG will also give recognition to student and alumni achievers on June 21.

College Recognition Rites for the Graduating Class of 2016, meanwhile, is set on June 24.

NCPAG was established as the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) on June 15, 1952, as a result of a contract between the University of the Philippines and the University of Michigan to provide training, teaching and research in public administration, and as part of the recommendations of the Bell Mission. It is recognized as the country’s leading academic institution in providing instruction, research and extension services in public management and public policy.